Tourism is a complex sector and is strongly linked to supply chains from other market systems. It is highly dependent on physical infrastructure and human resources and is heavily influenced by foreign affairs laws and labour and environmental policies. Building a strong and resilient tourism sector is crucial in a world experiencing an economic crisis, pandemics, and climate change.
Swisscontact has been working on tourism and hospitality development for more than 20 years across more than 20 countries. Our partners are governments, destination managers, the private sector, training providers and community groups.
We contribute to reducing economic disparities while developing a tourism destination responsibly. We consider the social and environmental impact and respect the destination’s resources.
Swisscontact supports destinations and stakeholders in their development towards a balanced tourism sector growth. The goal is to create better places for people to live in and visit, maximising the positive and minimising the negative impacts of tourism on people, planet and prosperity.
Swisscontact implements a wide range of projects either for a destination, region or at a national level. Our most frequent interventions focus on:
Our approach in tourism development is demand-oriented, systemic and inclusive. It ensures lasting economic success while taking social and environmental impact into account. We keep in mind the the human, financial, natural and intangible resources inherent to the specific destination.
Under this premise, Swisscontact supports sustainable tourism development at all levels:
Our project implementation and advisory work is oriented towards increasing the length of stay, tourism and visitor spending and the number of responsible visitors.